Is It Me..?

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Is It Me..? 59:47 $24.98
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1 The Ability to Swing 05:47 192/24 Album only
2 You Can't Just 04:06 192/24 Album only
3 Sack Full of Dreams 05:23 192/24 Album only
4 Wrap Your troubles in Dreams 04:14 192/24 Album only
5 Wild Is the Wind 05:58 192/24 Album only
6 Basin Street Blues 05:46 192/24 Album only
7 Midnight Prayer 03:44 192/24 Album only
8 Is It Me.? 04:57 192/24 Album only
9 Pure Imagination 05:41 192/24 Album only
10 Dr. Feelgood 05:08 192/24 Album only
11 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart 04:36 192/24 Album only
12 Don't Be on the Outside 04:27 192/24 Album only

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Multi-talented, critically acclaimed British jazz/blues singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons who earned a prestigious BBC Jazz Award Nomination in 2006, has been a staple of the UK Jazz Scene since the mid-2000s. Following sold-out tours in the U.K. opening for George Benson and Gladys Knight, including two acclaimed performances at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons offers us a new, 12-track collection which fully embraces the inspiring, expansive array of American jazz, soul and blues.

Polly’s especially excited by the buoyant seven-piece horn section, which enhances both her R&B and big band swing vibes. The piano and most of the arranging are shared by long time-collaborator James Pearson (whom she performs with regularly at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Club in London, where he is musical director), and Tamir Hendelman, the Israeli born, L.A. based jazz pianist to the stars, including Barbra Streisand and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

THE 2xHD MASTERING PROCESS

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DSD 5.6 MHz using the Merging Horus/Hapi In and the dCS Vivaldi Clock.  All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable. 

Each format (96kHz, 192kHz, DSD2.8mHz and DSD5.6mHz) was created using Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter, calibrated to the required format, and a dCS Vivaldi clock  

2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme. 



Reviews

“A voice that is to jazz as Adele’s is to pop: rich, powerful, soul-baring.” ★★★★

-London Evening Standard

“Possessed of a powerfully soulful voice, she is undoubtedly maturing into one of Britain’s finest singing

talents and this album, replete with stellar arrangements, is another testament to that fact.”

-All About Jazz

“It’s clear that each note she sings takes her closer to world domination… Hot Stuff!”

-Midwest Record

“Gibbons is a jazz talent whose voice is also steeped in vintage R&B with shades of Aretha

Franklin… A programme that sensitively mixes standards and originals.”

-The Sunday Times (website)

“Gibbons is a big-voiced, soulful belter of the old school, who can also deliver an intimate and hushed

performance with conviction.”

-Jazz Views

“With her wide-ranging repertoire and interpretive skill, this exciting jazz singer could stand a chance of

breaking free of the genre ghetto if she puts her mind to it. I hear echoes of Ella, Lena, Aretha, even

Janis. But Gibbons is a full-blown phenomenon of her own, and together with these ace swingers and

soloists she’s given us something special.”

-Blog Critics

“It’s her emotional sincerity and the way she makes her material resonate in an entirely personal way

which makes her such a persuasive performer.”

-Jazzwise Magazine

“‘You Can’t Just’, ‘Midnight Prayer’ & ‘Is It Me…?’ are originals, co-written by Polly and James Pearson,

that could become classic songs in their own right.”

-Bebop Spoken Here

“Polly Gibbons in look and powerhouse vocal range is seriously the jazz equivalent to Adele, only more

versatile and swinging.”

-Music Connection